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FremantleMedia hires Oliver Rawlins

FremantleMedia has hired Oliver Rawlins as its group director of communications to spearhead its PR and communications operations globally. In his new position, Rawlins will be responsible for enhancing and protecting ...
February 7, 2017

FremantleMedia has hired Oliver Rawlins as its group director of communications to spearhead its PR and communications operations globally.

In his new position, Rawlins will be responsible for enhancing and protecting the company’s global corporate profile. He will oversee all communications around FremantleMedia’s global distribution, global entertainment and global drama functions, as well as its digital and branded entertainment portfolio.

Rawlins will also collaborate with teams across the FremantleMedia network of offices to ensure seamless and coordinated publicity for its companies and brands both regionally and globally. He will be the central communications contact between FremantleMedia and its parent company RTL Group.

Rawlins, who is currently the group director of communications at Guardian Media joins FreemandleMedia March 27. He will report to FremantleMedia Group CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz.

Before joining GMG, Rawlins was VP, global communications at FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), where he developed and delivered PR campaigns. Prior to working at FME, he was director of communications at the UK Film Council, driving communications strategies to shape the public policy and media agendas for film throughout the UK. Rawlings has worked in the corporate affairs unit at BBC Worldwide and in the BBC press office and was also a member of the Strategic Media Group at Weber Shandwick.      

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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